• Here is a list of Veterans Day observances and events scheduled for the South Sound

    By: STAFF REPORT, The News Tribune


    Veterans Day is this weekend. Here is a list of observances and programs in the South Sound area.

    Friday, Nov. 10
    Buffalo Soldiers Veterans Day Appreciation Program

    What: Program includes guest speaker Lourdes E. Alvarado-Ramos, director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.

    When: Meet and greet at 5 p.m.; program from 6-8 p.m., with a social gathering following the program.

    Where: 5717 S. Tyler St., Tacoma.

    Northwest Trek and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Veterans Appreciation Days

    What: U.S. military members and veterans admitted free with proof of service (military ID, discharge papers, etc.); half-off general admission for immediate family members.

    When: Nov. 10, 11, 12.

    Where: Northwest Trek, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma.

    Saturday, Nov. 11
    Lakewood Veterans Day Remembrance

    What: Recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States entering WWI and the 100th anniversary of the opening of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Speakers include U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and others.

    When: 2-3 p.m.

    Where: Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street.

    Washington Soldiers Home Veterans Day Observance

    When: 2 p.m.

    Where: Chilson Hall, Orting Veterans Home, 1301 Orting-Kapowsin Highway.

    Auburn Veterans Day Parade

    When: 11 a.m.

    Where: East Main Street in downtown Auburn.

    Thurston County Veterans Council Observance

    When: Music at 10:30 a.m. followed by program at 11 a.m.

    Where: Capitol Rotunda in Olympia.

    Veterans Employee Resource Group Observance

    When: 8:30 a.m.

    Where: Winged Victory Memorial on the Capitol Campus, Olympia.

    Tahoma National Cemetery Ceremony

    What: Program includes remarks from Korean War veteran and former Enumclaw Mayor George John Rossman.

    When: 11 a.m.

    Where: 18600 SE 240th St., Kent.

    26th IAWP Veterans Day Event

    When: Noon.

    Where: WWII Memorial on the Capitol Campus, Olympia

    Puyallup VFW Veterans Day Observance

    When: 1 p.m.

    Where: 120 2nd St. NE, Puyallup.

    Washington State History Museum

    What: “Washington at War — The Evergreen State in WWII,” featuring renowned Northwest historian, Lorraine McConaghy. Free for veterans, active-duty military and families, with ID.

    When: 2 p.m.

    Where: Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; 253-272-3500, WashingtonHistory.org.

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